Really Random Thursday

Thanks to a great tute by Michelle at The Vintage Apple, I’ve embedded a pin – yay!

And who wouldn’t want to be a Unicorn?

Since finishing my Unicorn Days quilt I seem to have been noticing unicorns everywhere. We have them on some of our £1 coins and our passports…

The front cover of a British biometric passport issued since 2006

And you can hardly walk down the street without seeing them!

I met this one last week on the Isle of Wight.

He lives on top of the entrance of a Victorian Arcade with his companion the Lion…and therein lies the problem.

The lion and the unicorn as they appear on both versions of the Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom. In the Scottish version (shown right) the two have switched places and both are crowned, and the lion on top is coloured red (Wikipedia).

The whole Coat of Arms business is quite complicated (see here and here if you have time on your hands) but the long and short of it is that, whilst my lucky blog friends Nicky and Fiona get to be unicorns, I have to be a lion :(

In case you are wondering about inside the Arcade, here are some pictures.

an entrance

shop fronts

an ornate ceiling

a quilt inspiration, maybe…

The shops sold a mix of both genuine and reproduced vintage collectables and bric-a-brac but I thought the more interesting finds were at the pub where we stopped for lunch.

Those were the days!

so much more character than a play station

this was my favourite!
I’m thinking that’s probably long enough and random enough for one Thursday so I’ll save more of my holiday for another time :)

I’m linking with Cindy for Really Random Thursday and going, now, to see what randomness everyone else is sharing this week :)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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10 thoughts on “Really Random Thursday

  1. Newbie Jen

    I love unicorns too, but it's not so bad being a lion. I mean they are the king of beasts, overgrown housecats, and top of the food chain in any area they happen to be in. That is cool, and I'm not lion.


  2. MissEnota aka Kristin S.

    I'm with you on the unicorns! When I was in Barcelona, I noticed that one of the gargoyles on the back of the cathedral was a unicorn and became momentarily obsessed with getting a good picture of it even though it was above my head. Everyone else took no notice and I'm thinking…maybe they can't “see” the unicorn horn (like in a favorite childhood movie, The Last Unicorn) but I can because I truly believe. ;)


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